On Tuesday, Aston Martin unveiled its brand new DBX luxury crossover, and while its styling might split opinions, its performance and interior quality should impress most buyers.
However, what if there’s even more to the DBX than meets the eye? During this in-depth static review of the first-ever Aston Martin SUV in the brand’s history, Carwow’s Mat Watson found it surprisingly comfortable, spacious and practical as well. In other words, it’s a proper SUV.
Remember the Rapide? It was originally built in response to the Panamera, yet was nowhere near as comfortable or spacious as its main rival. It was also not the best put together four-door luxury model in the world.
Well, it seems that Aston Martin has learned from its past mistakes and has made sure that the DBX can challenge just about any luxury SUV south of a Rolls-Royce Cullinan when it comes to utility. As this reviewer goes on to demonstrate, the DBX is properly spacious as far as front and rear seat passengers are concerned, with plenty of knee and headroom to go around.
It also features loads of storage spaces and massive door pockets for large bottles of water – or whatever it is that Aston Martin buyers drink. Then there’s the trunk, which features 632 liters (22.3 cu.ft) of volume with the seats in place – more than a Range Rover, Bentayga, Urus or a Cayenne Coupe.
Towards the end of the video, we’re also treated to the rowdy soundtrack of the DBX’s AMG-sourced twin turbo 4.0-liter V8, which puts out 542 HP (550 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. On paper, it should get you from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, exactly the same as the V8-powered version of the Bentley Bentayga – which may or may not be a coincidence…
Unfortunately, the vehicle shown here was a pre-production model, which means we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the full reviews, but as far as first impressions go, the DBX has made a good one.